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    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
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    Couple of new arrivals at my place....

    I must admit that I suffer from both GAS & BAS

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    The Wilkinson P90's sound great and other than a rather dry and slightly scratchy feeling neck that a light rub with 1200 or 1500 grit will fix not bad for the price. Even came with a bone nut. The paint actually has a bit of metal flake in it too. Action needs a slight tweak but plays good enough straight out of the box but suspect very light gauge strings which will be changed for 10-46's when doing a proper setup.

    Will take some photos in natural light over the next week or so and try and capture the metallic finish.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...t=8608&page=14

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    Exhibit B:

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    What can I say? Yamaha are such underrated guitar & bass builders that it is almost a crime. Was looking for another fiver and whilst this wasn't the cheapest it stood out as sounding the best plus the typical reliability that comes with this brand. Massive chunky sound from the split P Pickup and fatter than a traditional P Bass. If there is any weakness it may be the bridge J Pickup on it's own but I haven't had time to do a proper setup on this one either. Sounds great on both PUP's too.

    Will get around to taking proper photos on same day as the white one above.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...t=8608&page=14

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    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
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    Latest GAS/BAS count = 6 of each and running out of storage places to keep them safe.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...t=8608&page=14

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    Keen to hear your longer term thoughts on the Artist Grungemeister. I have considered one of these several times and actually really prefer the stop tail rather than a cheap tremelo. Price seems almost to good to be true.

    https://www.artistguitars.com.au/buy...c-guitar/70197

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    Latest GAS/BAS count = 6 of each and running out of storage places to keep them safe.
    Nice one Waz. I'm now using our bed base as storage (its like a large box)......
    Current (Active) Projects
    #1: JB-4M http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6799
    #2: SGJM
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7509
    #3: Non-PBG Tele Resurrection http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7824
    #4: Franken J-Bass (thread to follow...)

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    good stuff Waz, both cool looking axes. Can't believe the Grungemaster is only $249 including shipping. The demo video sounded great !
    Also the Yammy bass looks tasty.
    My very first electric guitar was a white Yamaha RGX, wish I kept it.
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    Nice Artist Grungemaster Waz!
    Build #1 - ST-1 - Completed and upgraded
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    Build #3 - TLA-1R - Completed
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    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
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    Cheers guys.

    PBG should seriously consider doing something like the Grungemaster as a completed axe for sale as stock with that other online retailer is always running out and you then end up on a watch notification list. I have had my eye on one for past 3 months or so and you can't build one for same price. It would have to be their 2nd biggest seller behind a cherry ES335 copy which is a steal at $299.

    Mind you, I very nearly did go for one of these which could have solved my lack of a semi hollow body and P90 configuration in one kit...
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    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 under construction https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...t=8608&page=14

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    This was the one I was originally going to do for my first build, but I got turned off by the control placement which seems very silly to me.
    Current:
    New/Replacement Scratch Lapsteel
    ES-5V

    Completed:
    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    SG

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    Well done Waz, no point in going 1/2 way, get em both!
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    Build 6- Community prototype 4 finished
    Build 5 LP-1LQ finished
    Build 4 ES-5V finished
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    Build 2 GD-1 finished
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